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Specimens Of Gothic Architecture; Selected From Various Ancient Edifices In England: Consisting Of Plans, Elevations, Sections, And Parts At Large; Calculated To Exemplify The Various Styles, And The Practical Construction Of This Class Of Admired Architecture, Accompanied By Historical and Descriptive Accounts. By A. Pugin, - Architect.

Augustus Charles Pugin

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Printed for J. Taylor, Architectural Library, 59 High Holborn; A. Pugin, 34, Store Street [105, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury]; and J. Britton, Burton Street, 1821[-1823]

Physical Description

2 vols.; 325 mm.

General Note

Two volumes bound together. Vol. I: xx, 40 p., add. engr. title-plate, 59 engraved plates. The engraved title-plate has a short title framed by the doorway to the north aisle of Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey.

Vol. II: xxiii, 34 p., add. engr. title-plate, 53 engraved plates. The engraved title-plate has a short title framed by the doorway of St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The printer statements in both volumes are on the verso of the title-page, 'London: Printed by J. Moyes, Greville Street.'

Bound at the end of Vol. II is 'A Glossary Of Technical Terms Descriptive Of Gohic Architecture ...' compiled by Edward James Willson, dated 1822.

Binding Note

Spine title in gilt lettering on label, 'Pugin's Specimens of Gothic Architecture'.


Architecture Gothic


Augustus Charles Pugin, source artist, publisher
John Nash, dedicatee
Sir Robert Smirke RA, dedicatee
Josiah Taylor, publisher/bookseller
John Britton, publisher/bookseller
James Moyes, printer
Edward James Willson, compiler